JEFF DAVIS PARISH
The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury is making self-service sandbags and sand available to residents of Jefferson Davis Parish at the following locations:
-Jennings Police Jury Road Yard on Airport Road
-Lake Arthur Community Center
-Woodlawn Fire Station
-Welsh Police Jury Yard across from Welsh Community Center
-Hathaway Fire Station on Hwy 102
-Fenton Police Jury Yard on Estes Road
-Lacassine Fire Station Station 17155 Hwy 90
-Elton City Hall
The City of Scott says that sandbags will be made available to residents on Thursday due to potential flooding. Residents of the city can pick up sandbags at the Public Works Department located at 118 Lions Club Road in Scott. Three sandbags per household.
Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) Department of Public Works is operating two sandbag stations for Lafayette Parish residents.
Residents wishing to sandbag their property may access sandbags at one of two locations:
- LCG Compost Facility, located at 400 Dugas Rd., off North University Ave. (permanent, regular sandbag site)
- South District sandbag site, located at 1017 Fortune Rd. in Youngsville (permanent, regular sandbag site)
The sites are “self-bagging,” meaning the bags and sand are provided to Lafayette Parish residents free, at no charge, but residents will need to supply their own manpower and shovel. Residents are asked to limit their sandbags to four bags per exterior door, with a maximum of 20 sandbags per household.
LCG offers the following tips to keep residents and property safe in the event of a flooding situation or extended heavy rain activity:
- Citizens can protect their property by ensuring ditches and street drains are clear from debris including leaves, limbs, trashcans and children’s toys, especially balls.
- During a flash flood or extended localized rain activity, it should be expected that storm drains and drainage channels will reach capacity, temporarily flooding roads and adjacent property.
- In the event of localized street flooding, motorists should stay off roadways until all water recedes.
- It is never safe to drive or walk into flood waters, even in a parking lot. All are cautioned to heed signs or barricades which indicate flooding ahead. If pedestrians or drivers find themselves upon a flooded area, they should turn around and take an alternate route.
- Anyone experiencing flooding in a home and in need of emergency rescue should call 9-1-1. ANYONE in ANY emergency situation should call 9-1-1.
- Flash floods can happen with little or no warning and occur when excessive rains fall in a short amount of time. During a flash flood warning, citizens should be alert and take necessary precautions.
Most of Acadiana was placed under a Flash Flood Watch for Thursday as a rain system slowly made its way through the area. Read more, here.